Cancellation of Removal

Cancellation of Removal is a form of discretionary relief that is available to qualifying lawful permanent residents and qualifying non-permanent residents. It allows an individual’s immigration status to adjust from “deportable” to “lawfully admitted for permanent residence.” Since cancellation of removal is a discretionary benefit, an application for it is made during the course of a removal hearing before an immigration judge.

Criteria for Lawful Permanent Residents (42A)

For lawful permanent residents, cancellation of removal may be granted if the individual:

  1. Has been a lawful permanent resident for at least 5 years;

  2. Has continuously lived in the United States for at least 7 years after having been lawfully admitted; and

  3. Has not been convicted of an “aggravated felony.” The term “aggravated felony” is defined very broadly within immigration law and encompasses a number of offenses including trafficking of drugs or firearms, sexual abuse of a minor, murder, and rape.


Criteria for Non-Permanent Residents (42B)

A non-permanent resident may be granted cancellation of removal if the alien:

  1. Has maintained continues physical presence in the United States for at least 10 years;

  2. Has been a person of good moral character during those 10+ years.

  3. Has not been convicted of an offense that would make him or her removable. ; and

  4. Can demonstrate that removal would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to his or her immediate family members (limited to the alien’s spouse, parent, or child) who are either U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. The “exceptional and extremely unusual hardship” sets a high standard that is decided on a case-by-case basis.

Every case that comes through our law firm is discussed amongst all of our attorneys in order to ensure that we are providing the best legal strategy for every individual. Don't wait until you have received an immigration hearing date, please contact us as soon as the possibility of removal arises to discuss the Cancellation of Removal application option.

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